The Miami Marlins reached the 100 loss mark on Tuesday night, falling to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. Despite a strong start from Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins offense sputtered once again.
The 100th loss certainly came later than most would have suspected after the Marlins started the first two months of the season with an embarrassing 13-41 record. The 100 losses are something our staff did not see coming however, as our entire staff predicted that the team would avoid the dreadful mark.
Looking at the bright side, at least the Marlins aren’t the Houston Astros…of course the Astros don’t have Jeffery Loria as their owner…
Rumors about job weighing on Beinfest | Sun-Sentinel
Rumors that Larry Beinfest may lose his job are weighing on him, the Marlins’ president of baseball operations revealed Tuesday on FM 104.3 The Ticket.
Jose Fernandez has been a perpetual motion machine since the Miami Marlins informed him that he had thrown his final pitch of the 2013 season. At the very least, he’s found that staying busy is a great antidote for boredom.
The Miami Marlins look to be on their way to another series of cheap seasons under the watch of owner Jeffrey Loria. But recent teams have shown a way for franchises to succeed despite small payrolls without finding copious superstars.
Marlins’ Ozuna healthy, can’t wait until next year | Sun-Sentinel
Marlins rookie outfielder Marcell Ozuna has recovered from surgery on his left thumb and resumed baseball activities this week, including hitting in the cage.
He made people look during spring training this season, but was sent back down to the minors to start the season because Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond felt like he was not ready to play in the outfield yet. However, at three different levels in the minor leagues this season, Christian Yelich batted .275/.359/.504 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs, including 13 doubles.
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What the Marlins should take away from tonight’s series opener isn’t just the shutout win of 4-0 against Philadelphia, but the promising effort by Nathan Eovaldi. He was sparkling, and his pitching line reflects that. The power righty went 7 ⅔ innings with 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Overall, the Phillies were flummoxed most of the game, earning just one more hit in the top of the ninth. The 7 ⅓ innings are especially notable. In 4 of the last 5 games, Miami starters haven’t made it past the 5th inning, including Eovaldi who only lasted 5 in his last start. The turnaround since then is a welcome sight, especially as the young rotation has begun to suffer from short starts lately.
This month ESPN Magazine came out with their annual franchise issue in which they compare all professional sports teams to come up with the best professional franchise in America. They only compare teams from the 4 major sports (Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey). This leaves 122 franchises to be ranked according to a handful of metrics.
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